Disposable income in Northern Ireland households is increasing but is less than half of the UK average, according to an economic consultancy.
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge their relatives against travelling to Syria to possibly fight in the civil war.
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, was first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Skills shortages are an issue in the NI construction sector as its recovery continues, according to a survey.
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.
A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.
Indians begin voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.